Larsen Summer Blend Eau-de-Vie de Vin: a ‘Must-Have’ for Summer Cocktails
The Larsen Summer Blend is a rather unique concept: not a Cognac, but an eau-de-vie de vin, created for use in cocktails and with mixers on warm days. This blend has been crafted from the double distillation of a single cépage wine produced in the Dorsale de Saintonge region of the Charente. It has been aged for six months in small old casks to enhance the fruity aromas and smooth out any spiritous edges, but still allowing the spirit to retain all the freshness and intensity of the wine used to make it. Characterised by notes of pear, citrus fruits and vine flowers, this is a fantastic ingredient to experiment with.
Larsen’s Managing Director, Jérôme Durand, said of this release: “We know that a significant percentage of Cognac is drunk by consumers in cocktails and long drinks and we know that bartenders appreciate Cognac for its aromas, flavours and mouthfeel… The focus is not on age or age designation but aroma and flavour.”
The history of Larsen Cognac dates back to the early decades of the 20th Century, when a 24-year-old Norwegian skipper from Tromsø, Jens Reidar Larsen, left home in search of a new life in the Americas. Along the way, his boat made a stopover in Bordeaux for essential repairs, and the industrious Jens Reidar decided to make the most of the opportunity, seeking work in a nearby town. It was here that he found his new life - falling in love with a local girl as well as the local spirit - and he never got back on that boat. After spending several years learning the Cognac trade at the famous House of Prunier, Jens Reidar eventually founded Larsen Cognac in 1926.
Presentation of the Bottle
The Larsen Summer Blend comes in a straight-sided bottle with a deep punt, natural wood stopper and a modern label outlining the flavor notes and concept. With packaging as modern as the liquid inside, this is a stylish, Scandi-cool release that can take pride of place in any liquor cabinet.
How to Enjoy Larsen Summer Blend
This eau-de-vie is great for cocktails or with ice and a mixer to create a cooling summer drink - hence the name, Summer Blend. A fun, versatile and great value bottle to have in your drinks cabinet.
Over Larsen Cognac
Known as ‘The Cognac of Vikings,’ Larsen Cognac has striven to produce and offer products of high quality at selected points of sale throughout the world.
A family run concern, the story of Cognac Larsen dates back to 1926 when Jens Reidar Larsen made the move from his home country of Norway to France. Seduced by the quality of the brandy that came from the town of Cognac, he devoted much time and effort to become a connoisseur in the subject, and naturally progressed to owning and running his own Cognac house.
Today, Larsen Cognacs are as well known for their luxury packaging as the quality of their eaux-de-vie, with Limoges Porcelain and Baccarat Crystal featuring strongly with many of their premium Cognacs.
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